Planning & Zoning Dept.

Scott McPherson, AICP
Planning/Zoning Director
319 N. Lake Street * Boyne City, MI 49712
Phone: 231.582.0343   Fax: 231.582.6506
Jenni Neal, AICP
Assistant Planner/Zoning Administrator

319 N. Lake Street * Boyne City, MI 49712
Phone: 231.582.0337  Fax: 231.582.6506
Heather Peck
Clerical Assistant
319 N. Lake Street * Boyne City, MI 49712
Phone: 231.582.0338  Fax: 231.582.6506

Mission Statement

To provide professional advice and technical expertise to elected officials, appointed boards and commissions, city departments and citizens, to assist in understanding and addressing key community development issues and priorities. To focus on a long term commitment to, environmental integrity, economic vitality, social well being and development design quality through the highest quality master plans, plan implementation and development review.  To Encourage:

  • Planning principles that promote rational, economical and environmentally efficient use of land, to allow Boyne City to grow in a manner consistent with the goals of the community;
  • Protection of the natural environment and the Boyne City’s critical and unique natural resources;
  • The utmost quality development and uses of the land through the application of conscientious regulations;
  • Identification and protection of land to maintain open space and the natural beauty of the Boyne City’s hillsides, trails, wetlands, woodlands and scenic vistas;
  • Both economic growth and the enhancement of Boyne City’s quality of life;
  • Safe, efficient and varied modes of transportation; and
  • Promotion of suitable high quality housing for all of Boyne City’s residents.
  • To reflect the highest ethical and professional standards, and with enduring respect for our customers and the public trust.

Prior to any development or redevelopment, applicants and/or their representatives are encouraged to contact City Planning Director, Scott McPherson. Prospective applicants may reach out informally with a phone call or email inquiry or may schedule a Conceptual Review Meeting. Depending on the scope of the proposed development, the applicant may request other City staff (e.g., Department of Public Works and/or Fire Department) also meet to discuss the project. There is no fee for a Conceptual Review Meeting. Staff are available 7:30 A.M.- 4:30 P.M. Monday – Friday to discuss your development project. Please call (231) 582-0343 or email to speak to staff directly.

Visit our Doing Business in Boyne City page to learn more.

Payment Options

ANY payment may be made using

  • Cash- in person
  • Check- in person, in the mail
    • (Mail to: 319 N. Lake Street, Boyne City, MI 49712)
    • Please write separate checks for each service
  • Debit card (transaction fee applies)- in person, over the phone
  • Credit card (transaction fee applies)- in person, over the phone


Online payments may be made for Tax and Utility payments ONLY using

  • Debit card (transaction fee applies)
  • Credit card (transaction fee applies)


Recurring, automatic payments for utilities ONLY may be set up using

  • ACH (Automated Clearing House) utilizing checking account information.


Lost your invoice? Don’t have an invoice? Call City Hall at 231-582-6597 to speak with someone about your payment options.